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photo Jared W Magnani, MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-692-2935

Office: Forbes-Oakland Building, Room 112
3609 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-2935
Fax: 412-802-6395
Administrative Assistant:
Bonnie Burgman
Address: UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street, Suite B535
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-2762
Fax: 412-647-7979
Education and Training
AB, Columbia University, 1991
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2002
MSc, Boston University School of Public Health, 2012
Internship, categorical internal medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2003
Residency, categorical internal medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2005
Cardiology fellowship, Boston University Medical Center, 2009
Research Interest
The Magnani Lab focuses on social determinants of health and cardiovascular disease and outcomes. There is tremendous evidence that social factors significantly influence health care access and outcomes. Identifying social determinants of health can provide avenues for community-based interventions and insight regarding the etiologies for disparities. To this end, our health services research uses a smartphone-based relational agent to improve health care utilization and medication adherence in patients with atrial fibrillation. We conduct this study in urban and rural settings with the aim of improving patient-centered outcomes in vulnerable patients with limited social resources and health literacy. We intend to expand these activities to heart failure and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Second, we are using the electronic health record to examine social determinants of cardiovascular diseases, specifically atrial fibrillation and heart failure. These investigations leverage the extensive geography of UPMC and community-level data. Dr. Magnani has led investigations in the Framingham Heart Study, the ARIC Study, and Health ABC, and is supported by a Doris Duke Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award. He chairs the American Heart Association (AHA) writing group statement on health literacy and cardiovascular disease and serves on the AHA Council Operations Committee.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Magnani is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Heart and Vascular Institute and the associate director of the Center for Sleep and Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (CSCOR). The Magnani Lab focuses on social determinants of health and their contributions towards cardiovascular outcomes. The objective consists in applying this research to enhance clinical care in the HVI. In clinical practice Dr. Magnani attends to the social factors that contribute towards and exacerbate cardiovascular disease, and employs patient-centered practices to prompt behavioral changes for risk factor recognition and modification. Dr. Magnani uses AHRQ-sponsored strategies to accommodate for challenges to health literacy and social and economic obstacles to care.
Educational Interest
Prior to coming to the University of Pittsburgh in May 2016, Dr. Magnani was at Boston University. In 2014 he received the Internal Medicine House Staff Mentoring Award and in 2015 the Department of Medicine Junior Faculty Mentoring Award. These awards reflect Dr. Magnani's commitment towards mentoring trainees and junior faculty to conduct high quality clinical research.
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Selected Publications:
Magnani JW, Norby F, Agarwal S, Soliman ES, Chen LY, Loehr L, Alonso A. Racial differences in atrial fibrillation-related cardiovascular disase and mortaltiy: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. JAMA Cardiology. 2016; DOI: 10:1001: 1025.
Roberts JD, Hu D, Heckbert SR, Alonso A, Dewland TE, Vigginghoff E, Liu Y, Psaty BM, Olgin JE, Magnani JW, Huntsman S, Burchard EG, Arking DE, Bibbins-Domingo K, Harris TB, Perez MV, Ziv E, Marcus GM. Genetic investigation into the differential risk of atrial fibrillation among black and white individuals. JAMA Cardiology. 2016; DOI 10:1001: 1185.
Magnani JW, Wang N, Benjamin EJ, Garcia ME, Baer DC, Butler J, Ellinor PT, Kritchevsky S, Marcus GM, Newman A, Phillips CL, Sasai H, Satterfield S, Sullivan LM, Harris TB. Atrial Fibrillation and Declining Physical Performance in Older Adults: The Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2016; 9(5): e003525.
Kressin NR, Chapman SE, Magnani JW. A tale of two patients: patient-centered approaches to adherence as a gateway to reducing disparities. Circulation. 2016; 133: 2583-92.
Aronis KN, Wang N, Phillips CL, Benjamin EJ, Marcus GM, Newman AB, Rodondi N, Satterfield S, Harris TB, Magnani JW. Associations of obesity and body fat distribution with atrial fibrillation in the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Cohort of Older Adults. American Heart Journal. 2015; 170(3): 498-505.
Rahman F, Wang N, Yin X, Ellinor PT, Lubitz SA, Lelorier PA, McManus DD, Sullivan LM, Seshadri S, Vasan RS, Benjamin EJ, Magnani JW. Atrial flutter – clinical risk factors and adverse outcomes in the Framingham Heart Study. Heart Rhythm. 2016; 13(1): 233-40.
Magnani JW, Zhu L, Lopez F, Pencina MJ, Agarwal SK, Soliman EZ, Benjamin EJ, Alonso A. P-wave indices and atrial fibrillation: Cross-cohort assessments from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) and Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. American Heart Journal. 2015; 169: 53-61.
Magnani JW, Moser CB, Murabito JM, Sullivan LM, Wang N, Ellinor PT, Vasan RS, Benjamin EJ, Coviello AD. Association of sex hormones, aging, and atrial fibrillation in men: the Framingham Heart Study. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. 2014; 7(2): 307-3112.
Amponsah M, Benjamin EJ, Magnani JW. Atrial fibrillation and Race: A contemporary review. Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports. 2013; 7: 336-45.
Martins MAP, Costa JM, Mambrini JVM, Ribeiro ALP, Benjamin EJ, Brant LCC, Paasche-Orlow MK, Magnani JW. Health literacy and warfarin therapy at two anticoagulation clinics in Brazil. Heart. 2017; 103(14): 1089.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Mobile Health Intervention for Rural Atrial Fibrillation
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R56 HL143010
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2019
Title: Heart Real World Clinical Data Study
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Bayer Corporation
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2018
Notable Achievements
Particulate Matter and Atrial Fibrillation, University of Pittsburgh CTSI Pilot, 2017
Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award, 2015
Boston University Dept of Medicine Junior Faculty Mentor Award, 2015
Boston University Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residency, Housestaff Mentor Award, 2014
American Heart Association, Elizabeth Barrett Connor Research Award for Young Investigators in Training, Finalist, 2013